Reducing malnutrition is a cornerstone of poverty reduction. General malnutrition and specific micronutrient deficiencies contribute to infant, child, and maternal morbidity; decreased learning capacity; lower productivity and higher mortality. Because malnutrition is often due to a combination of inadequate care of women and children, a comprehensive strategy that cuts across sector is required. This note summarizes proven effective core interventions, and suggests ways to choose a set of intervention.
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